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Navy chief seeks improved funding to boost maritime security

Godsgift Onyedinefu The Chief of the Naval Staff (CNS), Vice Admiral Ibok-Ete Ibas has restated the commitment of the Nigerian Navy (NN) to ensuring a safer maritime domain for genuine maritime activities to thrive. In a statement by spokesperson of the Navy Commodore Suleman Dahun, Ibas gave the assurance while defending

Trends in African Maritime Security

Africa's rapidly evolving maritime security environment has prompted innovations in Africa's maritime security architecture, leading to greater regional security coordination. More than 90 percent of the world’s trade travels by sea. Submarine cables transmit 95 percent of telecommunications data and roughly $10 trillion per day. Cutting one group of such cables

Promising signs of Africa’s global leadership on maritime security

Africa is acutely vulnerable to maritime crime, which has become a low risk, high reward business. By Timothy Walker and Denys Reva Piracy and armed robbery at sea have long been regarded as a threat to international peace and security. But other types of maritime crime are just as significant. The African Union’s (AU) 2050 Africa’s

Defence minister commissions 6 patrol crafts, 10 boats

Godsgift Onyedinefu   The minister of defence Nasur Mohammed has commissioned six Fast Patrol Craft and ten Rigid Hull Inflatable Boats (RHIBS) to strengthen the provision of maritime security by the Nigerian Navy. The minister, while commissioning the craft at the Naval dockyard on Monday in lagos stressed that provision of peace order

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